Norfolk County provides municipal drinking water to the following communities:

• Port Dover
• Simcoe
• Waterford
• Delhi and Courtland
• Port Rowan and St. Williams

These communities all have independent water supplies, except for Courtland and St. Williams which are supplied via transmission mains from Delhi and Port Rowan, respectively. Simcoe, Delhi, and Waterford have groundwater supplies, whereas Port Dover and Port Rowan are serviced by Lake Erie.

In 2016, the County finalized its Integrated Sustainable Master Plan (ISMP) study, which was initiated to address long-term planning for essential community services including potable water strategies to facilitate growth to 2041. The ISMP considered an inter-urban water supply (IUWS) system, wherein all communities would be interconnected. This option was not recommended at the time due to cost. However, given the projected growth and existing constraints in each community, the County has decided to re-evaluate the IUWS option.

The purpose of this project is to identify water quantity and quality issues, develop alternatives to mitigate these issues, and provide recommendations on next steps to provide the County with a secure, inter-urban water supply servicing strategy.

Information 

EIS 21-29 IUWS Short Term Recommendations

Information package memo to Council, Dec. 4, 2020

Norfolk County Inter-Urban Water Supply Report – Final – Jan 2021

PW 20-63 Introduction to IUWS

PW 21-11 The Path Forward for Norfolk County’s Water Supply

Norfolk IUWS Final Report Submission and Presentation